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Arctic Solar Ventures joins top tier of B Corps in the world

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The Arctic Solar Ventures commitment

Here at Arctic Solar Ventures, we’re committed to not just doing good business, but doing good for Alaskans. We’re also committed to being an ethical, transparent and environmental company. That’s why it means so much to us to be a Certified B Corp.

A Certified B Corp is a for-profit company dedicated to using business as a force for good. We are proud to count ourselves among the 3,000 Certified B-Corporations across 64 countries and 150 industries. Together, we’re unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

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Top recognition from B Lab

Recently, Arctic Solar Ventures was named a Best For The World company. We are proud to be an Alaska company joining the top tier of Certified B-Corps worldwide. We were recognized in both the Changemakers and Environment categories. Best For the World recognition is administered by B Lab, the global nonprofit that certifies and supports B-Corporations.

The Changemakers recognition is for significant improvement to our overall impact score. The Environment recognition is for always continuing to put environment first in our everyday business practices. We’re working hard to help lead the way toward a more sustainable and regenerative planet.

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We’ve always believed that businesses should be committed to improving the communities around them, not just their own bottom line. Committing to being a B Corp keeps us accountable to that philosophy, and ensures that we walk our talk. We’re honored to be recognized alongside other incredible companies from all over the world. We’re also so grateful to be able to do the work that we do every day.

More about what it means to be a B Corp

A B Corp company must meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability, balancing profit and purpose. B Corp Certification doesn’t just evaluate a product or service. The certification assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind those products and services.

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Using the B Impact Assessment, B Lab evaluates how a company’s operations and business model impacts its workers, community, environment, and customers. Other companies named to the 2019 Best For The World lists include Patagonia, Beautycounter, Dr. Bronner’s, TOMS, and more.

ASV Named LG Platinum Pro Partner

The only solar company in Alaska to achieve such designation

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Arctic Solar Ventures (ASV), Alaska’s largest solar company, has been selected by LG Business Solutions to join their Platinum Pro Partner program. The Platinum Pro program is the highest level of partner recognition received from LG Electronics. It leverages the strengths of LG’s global brand recognition and solar leadership with local and personalized customer service provided by elite local solar providers such as ASV.

ASV is the first LG Platinum Pro Partner in Alaska, recognized for consistently high-quality workmanship, construction, and customer service.

LG Electronics, a long-time leader in solar technology, has made a large commitment to be a market leader in the Renewable Energy Sector. LG awards the Platinum Pro distinction only to solar companies that meet the highest standards for customer experience and installation quality.

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LG has a partner network of more than 1,800 companies nationally that sell, service, and install LG solar modules. To date, the LG Platinum Pro designation has been achieved by only 35 of those 1,800 companies.

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Regarding the honor, ASV founder & CEO, Stephen Trimble said, “Our partnership with LG gives us a huge advantage in the rapidly growing Alaska solar market. We are able to offer our customers higher efficiency solar panels than anyone else. It helps that they are made by a company such as LG with stellar brand recognition and dominant market share. We’re proud to have such a strong industry partner as LG stand behind us and our work. Partnering with LG allows us to ensure that we offer the most premium experience to our customers across the board with our technology, craftsmanship, and commitment to our planet. We are incredibly honored that LG has chosen to support our mission through their Platinum Pro program”.

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Arctic Solar Ventures named to 2019 Top Solar Contractors list

Arctic Solar Ventures Featured on 2019 Top Solar Contractors List

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Anchorage, AK 7/23/2019—With renewable energy expected to be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years, local solar installer Arctic Solar Ventures (ASV) is happy to be contributing to the country’s energy mix. Arctic Solar Ventures has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its installation efforts, achieving a rank of 386 out of 415 solar companies on the magazine’s 2019 Top Solar Contractors list. ASV retains its number one ranking in Alaska for the second straight year as well as being ranked the 191st EPC contractor.

The Top Solar Contractors list is developed by Solar Power World to recognize the work completed by solar contractors across the United States. Produced annually, the Top Solar Contractors list celebrates the achievements of U.S. solar developers, subcontractors and installers within the utility, commercial and residential markets, and ranks contractors by kilowatts installed in the previous year.

Solar Power World enjoys assembling the Top Solar Contractors list each year, and our 2019 edition features hundreds of companies making big impacts in local energy markets,” said Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief of Solar Power World. “Solar power is becoming competitive with traditional electricity sources in more markets, and cities and states are demanding more renewable energy options. It’s a great time to be a solar installer, and we’re happy to highlight the best installation companies in the country on our list.”

The U.S. solar market is expected to see 14% growth in 2019, with over 12 GW of new solar power added to the grid this year — enough to power 2.28 million average American homes. This increase in installations is attributed to strong residential solar interest and a rush to get projects in before the 30% federal investment tax credit steps down to 26% next year.  Arctic Solar Ventures has seen continued strong growth in 2019 with over one megawatt of operating projects that will double by 2020.

The emerging energy storage market will also influence solar installations going forward. In markets that encourage grid service applications like time-of-use (TOU) shifting, self-consumption and backup power, battery systems paired with solar arrays are attractive options for home and business owners looking to save costs. Solar Power World included the first Solar+Storage Installer sublist in the 2019 Top Solar Contractors edition in recognition of solar installers’ early efforts at coupling the two technologies for customers.

Arctic Solar Ventures employs nine Alaskans who installed 384 killowatts of solar power in 2018. Since its founding in 2015, the company has installed over one megawatt of solar. The company continues to lead the residential and commercial solar markets in Alaska.

“We are proud to be featured in the 2019 Top Contractors List for the second straight year as we continue to place Alaska solar on the map. Our team appreciates making a 36 place jump from our 2018 rankings. We look forward to continued strong growth in 2020”.

About Solar Power World

Solar Power World is the leading online and print resource for news and information regarding solar installation, development and technology. Since 2011, SPW has helped U.S. solar contractors — including installers, developers and EPCs in all markets — grow their businesses and do their jobs better.

Media Contacts

 Arctic Solar Ventures

Stephen Trimble, CEO

907-268-4188

stephen@arcticsolarventures.com

Solar Power World

Kelly Pickerel, editor in chief

216-860-5259

kpickerel[at]wtwhmedia.com

We are B Corp (Re) Certified

Being a B Corp is our core at ASV. Our commitment to finding a better way of doing business drives our commitment to our community.

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As part of maintaining our B Corp Certification we submit for re-certification every three years.

Every aspect of our business is analyzed and evaluated.

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Now at our first re-certification we see the fruits of our labor with greater measurable impacts and improvements across the board. jBB7%eRxTzydnjAYD9GcGw_thumb_228a

Our overall B Corp Assessment score jumped an astonishing 16.3 points (from 86.9 to 103.2). Read our full assessment here.

Our team could not be more proud of this achievement.

Press on. Change the world.

-Stephen Trimble, Founder & CEO

Arctic Solar Ventures named Top 50 Solar Contractor by General Contractor Magazine

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Arctic Solar Ventures (ASV) is excited to announce that General Contractor Magazine has named us one of the Top 50 Solar Contractors in the United States.

General Contractors Magazine staff write “Venture through the snowy roads of Anchorage to the best solar provider for Alaska. Arctic Solar Ventures has installed over 600 kW of grid-direct solar PV systems as of 2018, and it is a co-owner of Amicus Solar Cooperative.”

Read the full announcement here and check out many other Amicus Solar Cooperative co-owners that are also featured on the list.

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